Deadline reports that before returning to his duties as Captain America for Avengers: Age Of Ultron (a.k.a. “Avengers 2“), Chris Evans will add “director” to his resume with a movie called 1:30 Train.
Written by Ron Bass (Rain Man, Dangerous Minds), I’m hearing 1:30 Train has a Before Sunrise flavor to it, only this time the two strangers meet in Manhattan instead of Vienna. Evans will star as well as direct and produce alongside Mark Kassen, Howard and Karen Baldwin, Bill Immerman and Wonderland Sound and Vision’s McG (Charlie’s Angels franchise) and Mary Viola.
Apparently the seed for the film was sown while Evans was working with McG and Viola on the upcoming A Many Splintered Thing; Evans had been involved in an earlier version of 1:30 with a different director and never forgot about it after it failed to materialize.
1:30 Train will be the first financed feature for Wonderland Sound and Vision (owned by McG) after re-launching last month thanks to a multi-year funding deal with LD Entertainment (owned by Mickey Liddell), allowing Wonderland to buy, develop, produce and finance their own film, TV and digital projects.
This could turn out really awesome or *sad trombone*, but Evans has worked with enough solid directors that hopefully he’ll have picked up some good habits he can use on his debut.
As always, stay tuned.
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